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Second City Main Company 104th Production: Fool Me Twice, Deja vu Jamison Webb surrounded by Rashawn Nadine Scott Daniel Strauss Sarah Shook Paul Jurewicz and Chelsea Devantez © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Second City’s ‘Dèjá Vu’ pokes fun at millennials

December 7, 2015

The power of intuition to guide people’s experiences and mistakes to make people grow is the driving theme of Second City’s 104th Mainstage Revue, “Fool Me Twice, Dèjá Vu,” which officially opened...

2014 cinema art + science alumna Kellee Terrell’s film “Blame” has won four awards at film festivals since it began showing in early 2015. 

Alumna’s thesis film succeeds in festival circuit

November 23, 2015

When Kellee Terrell came to Columbia in 2012, she said she had no film experience but knew she could tell stories. Terrell has since made two short films that have been shown and won awards in the film fe...

Chicago: A training ground for comedic talent

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 9, 2015

In a world devoid of Chicago’s renowned comedic training centers, Stephen Colbert might have been reduced to just a silly sounding French name and Hannibal Buress might only be seen as the funny coworker at the office. Without the city’s legendary comedy scene, the names Bill Murray and Tina Fey might be utterly irrelevant.As a learning ground for some of the most renowned comedians in popular culture, Chicago has achiev...

The ensemble members of HIJINKS performing

Comedians bring HIJINKS to iO stage

February 9, 2015

Sketch comedy is always a welcoming platform for new, high-concept ideas. The weirder the idea, the better.This is good news for HIJINKS, the five-piece sketch comedy group that brought its show “HIJINKSfes...

“The Second City That Never Sleeps: 24 Hours” is an annual benefit show at The Second City Theater, 1608 N. Wells St., featuring famous musical and comedic performers.

Sleepless in The Second City

December 8, 2014

Comedy is a 24-hour job for The Second City, Chicago’s famous sketch theater at 1608 N. Wells St. This has rarely been more true for the comedy institution than with its annual star-packed benefit sh...

The new ordinance that bans smoking in parks, harbors, beaches and playgrounds immediately goes into effect and imposes a $500 fine on all people who violate the ban. 

Get your butts out of Chicago’s parks

September 15, 2014

The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance Sept. 10 that bans smoking within 15 feet of beaches, playgrounds, harbors and parks.The new ordinance, which immediately goes into effec...

After all duos performed, a singer entertained the audience while they voted on which teams were their favorite.

Under The Gun Theater’s first shot

January 27, 2014

Quick-witted and spontaneous improvisers are allowed only five minutes to win over their audience and move on to the next round of Under The Gun Theater’s first annual Improv Classic. The tournament-st...

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